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December 6, 1977

December 6, 1977, was a Tuesday. It was the 340th day of 1977. The decade was the seventies.

46 years and 2 days have passed since December 6, 1977.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 6, 1977

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 6, 1977:

  • United States: "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone
  • United Kingdom: "Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School" by Wings

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 6, 1977

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  • Baby, What A Big Surprise - Chicago
  • Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
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Star Wars

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Star Wars" was at the top of the box office on December 6, 1977.

Facts

This date was 16,803 days ago. Approximately 560 months have passed. It was the 340th day of 1977, in week 49. The decade was the seventies. There were only 25 days left in the year. People born on this day are currently 46 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 187 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 6, 1977

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, December 6, 1977. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1977 has begun.

In America, the song "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mull Of Kintyre / Girls School" by Wings is the number-one song in the UK. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Star Wars is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. Because it's 1977, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of The Eagles, Donna Summer, Wings, Boney M, Baccara, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand and Debby Boone. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Charlie Chaplin and Keith Moon would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Laverne & Shirley", "Charlie's Angels", "Three's Company", and "Logan's Run". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Bagpuss", and "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels".

Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Battleship (game), Stretch Armstrong, and Star Wars action figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 6, 1977.

  • Christmas 1977 has begun.

    Christmas 1977 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1977 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • 1977 in music.

    1977 in music

    Popular music artists in 1977 included Rod Stewart, Andy Gibb, The Emotions, ABBA, Barbra Streisand, Hot, Kenny Nolan, Thelma Houston, Rita Coolidge and Alan O'Day.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1977?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1977?

    The best NBA players in 1977 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Thompson, Elvin Hayes, Pete Maravich and Paul Westphal.
  • 1977 in movies.

    1977 in movies

    Movies released in 1977 included Star Wars, Smokey and the Bandit, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, The Goodbye Girl, A Bridge Too Far, The Deep, The Spy Who Loved Me, "Oh, God!", Annie Hall, Pete's Dragon and Eraserhead.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    In 1977, the best soccer players were Allan Simonsen, Kevin Keegan, Michel Platini, Roberto Bettega, Johan Cruyff, Klaus Fischer, Tibor Nyilasi, Rob Rensenbrink, Dudu Georgescu, Emlyn Hughes, Steve Heighway and Berti Vogts.
  • Annie Hall.

    Annie Hall

    "Annie Hall" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.
  • Time Person of the Year: 1977.

    Time Person of the Year: 1977

    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was named Time Person of the Year in 1977 after he became the first Arab leader to travel to Israel.
  • "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" and "Evergreen"

    "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone and "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand both won the Grammy for 1977's Song of the Year.
  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 6, 1977.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 6, 1977.

  • November 15, 1977: The Bee Gees release their best-selling soundtrack album "Saturday Night Fever".
  • November 19, 1977: 131 people die after TAP Air Portugal Flight 425 overruns the runway at Madeira Airport and crashes into a nearby beach.
  • November 20, 1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visits Israel.
  • December 4, 1977: 100 people lose their lives when Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 crashes after being hijacked.
  • This date: December 6, 1977
  • December 8, 1977: The BTK killer murders 25-year-old Nancy Jo Fox.
  • December 14, 1977: The film "Saturday Night Fever", starring John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 25, 1977: Comedian Charlie Chaplin passes away.
  • December 30, 1977: American serial killer Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • January 1, 1978: 213 people are killed when Air India Flight 855 crashes.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 6, 1977, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1977 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 6, 1977 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1977

The following TV shows were popular in December 1977:

TV shows from December 1977.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Logan's Run
Logan's Run
Chips
Chips
Soap
Soap
Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones

Cars in 1977

1977 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Diplomat, the Toyota Chaser, the Lincoln Versailles, the Dodge Omni, the Volkswagen Derby, and the Ford Thunderbird (seventh generation).

Cars in 1977.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on December 6, 1977

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1977:

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour

Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Jabberjaw
Jabberjaw
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1977

Toys and games that were popular in 1977:

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Lego Technic
Lego Technic
Cher dolls
Cher dolls
Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Connect Four
Connect Four
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Risk board game
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 1977.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit

Were you born on December 6, 1977?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1977.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 6, 1983, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 6.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

NBA player
Born on December 6, 1994
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 6:

  • Constitution Day (Spain)
USA

US President

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on December 6, 1977.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 6, 1977 was most likely conceived around March 15, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 6, 1977 is close to August 29, 1978.

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Stats for December 6, 1977

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 6, 1977:

  • 16,803 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,400 weeks have passed.
  • 1,451,779,200 seconds have passed since December 6, 1977.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,693,742,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 749,118,067,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,963,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 124,853,011 steps. That's roughly 55,490 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,421,350 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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